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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
331. Epigram at Brownhill Inn
 
 
AT 1 Brownhill we always get dainty good cheer,
And plenty of bacon each day in the year;
We’ve a’ thing that’s nice, and mostly in season,
But why always Bacon—come, tell me a reason?
 
Note 1. Bacon was the name of a presumably intrusive host. The lines are said to have “afforded much amusement.”—Lang. [back]
 

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